My kit actually came from Terry at HTB[not sure if it is in any way different from A.B.]and it did come with a nice water-resistent motor/controller connector and a pretty good wheel build. The spokes were all fitted as "inners", aiding brk. caliper clearance, but the spokes themselves have rusted[and this bike has never seen rain].
From DDK's pic, it would seem that a bulkhead connector on the controller has been added, mine are just siliconed.
Cell_man's wheel builds are reported to be good as well.
One thing about mini-motors, you really don't hear about broken spokes/bent rims.